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Sep 18, 2012 7:00pm PDT
the united states is concerned about east asian maritime security. >> the point of this is to send a very positive message to all the nations of this region and the world that we intend to establish a relationship that is healthy, stable, and reliable and continuous. >> he says he hopes to resolve the problem through peaceful kie log but japanese leaders are fully responsible for the unrest. >> translator: china is watching the developments very closely. we have the right to take further action. >> chinese state news reported he came out in opposition to comments panetta made in tokyo. the u.s. defense chief said the san can you can you islands lie within the area covered by the security treaty. he added china expects the u.s. to maintain the neutral stance regarding conflicting claims of sovereignty. business leaders in china are responding in different ways. yucat how are business leaders and business people dealing with the situation? >> many japanese shops and factories were closed yesterday and protests continued to affect firms in the country and some businesses are to resume operat
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Sep 25, 2012 7:00pm PDT
the prophet mohammad. >> i have made it clear the united states had nothing to do with this video. it is an insult to muslims but america as well, that i have witnessed after nearly four years as president. i remain ever hopeful all right world that we live in. the war in iraq is over. american troops have come home. al qaeda's been weakened. and osama bin laden is no more. >> obama took the podium six weeks before the u.s. presidential election. he spent much of his time defending his record on foreign policy. >>> to coincide with the open egg of the general asell blame, british charity has released a video report on children in syria who are suffering from the escalating violence. many syrian children are haunted by the memory of seeing family members killed in front of their eyes. they have observed children becoming overaggressive. some have injured themselves due to severe psychological wounds. they say a school in the syrian capital, damascus, was bombed on tuesday and children's lives are at risk. the video report shows children sheltering in tents at a refugee camp in jord
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Sep 14, 2012 7:00pm PDT
>>> welcome to nhk world "newsline." protests against the united states have spread across the muslim world since the release of a film accused of insulting the prophet muhammad. people in several countries took to the streets again after friday prayers. indonesia has the world's largest muslim population. a about 250 people gathered in front of the u.s. embassy in jakarta. authorities deployed 300 police officers to guard the compound. the rally ended after two hours without any major incident. anti-american rallies were also held in pakistan. demonstrations took place in the capital islamabad and the cities of karachi and peshawar. public anger against the united states is already strong in pakistan where u.s. air strikes targeting suspected militants regularly cause civilian casualties. >>> in egypt, several hundred demonstrators clashed with security forces near the u.s. embassy in cairo. police used tear gas to disperse the crowd. >> authorities remain on alert ahead of possible demonstrations after the friday prayers. >>> japan's prime minister wants to change how his
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Sep 19, 2012 7:00pm PDT
and arab nations allied with the united states condemned the government accusing it of supplying weapons to the assad regime. he met earlier in cairo with the foreign ministers of egypt, turkey and saudi arabia. he demand that other nations stay out of the country's domestic affairs. egyptian and turkish leaders demand that assad step down. >>> a british newspaper says syrian government leaders have given serious thought to using chemical weapons against their own people. the allegation appeared in an interview in the times newspaper. the newspaper quotes a former army officer who was in charge of syria's chemical arsenal. he held the post until three months ago. the unnamed official said he took part in a meeting where military officials discussed using chemical weapons. he said they considered using them as a last resort if government forces lost control of key areas. the officials said the discussions touched on how and where chemical weapons would be used. he said the participants were aware of the possibility of civilian casualties. syrian government leaders say they will only use t
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Sep 20, 2012 7:00pm PDT
with the karzai administration. >> the islamic community of afghanistan will talk with the united states about ending the occupation of afghanistan. it is not in the power of the kabul administration. >> reporter: taliban members decided in march this year to suspend their talks with u.s. negotiators. >> translator: from different channels in direct approaches were there, but they were not fruitful. so we suspended the talks from our side. confidence-building measures must be taken to end fighting. i've already said that this war has been imposed on us. >> cease-fire can be a part of the package of negotiation. we can't breach that. it means if they decide not to talk about afghanistan that they are returning to the militaryoa. the islamic community will have no option except to follow the same option to resisting in order to gain the theater. >> reporter: u.s. and taliban negotiators seem to be making progress on finally ending afghanistan's long war. with now the taliban says it's up to the u.s. side to get the talks going again. nhk world. >>> a complete transcript of the interview with tal
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Sep 17, 2012 7:00pm PDT
. >> the united states as a matter of policy does not take position with regards to competing sovereignty claims. it's important that diplomatic means on both sides be used to try to constructively resolve these issues. >> japanese business people in china have looked out of their pla plants. they don't like what they see. what's the view from the fact y factori factories. >> some are seeing protesters and they are pulling down their shutters as protesters turn nasty in china japanese are closing down their factories and stores. honda motor will stop operations at five plants. they say it will be hard to ship products amid possible violence. another carmaker plans to shut down its factory for four days from tuesday. electronics firms panasonic is halting work. retailers are taking similar precautious. the super market chain will keep a store closed for the time being. executives decided to keep their three department stores closed for some time. ito and 7-eleven are playing it safe. they are shutting some of their outlets on tuesday. japanese business leaders have cancelled a tour to china. the
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Aug 31, 2012 6:30pm PDT
and hard-fought primary campaign. >> i accept your nomination for president of the united states. am i in an emotional speech, romney highlighted his values as a family man, praising his wife and describe how she raised the couple's five sons. >> i had to travel a lot for my job then. i would call and try to offer support. but every mother knows that does not help get the homework done or get the kids out the door to school. i knew without question that her job as a mom was a lot more important than mine. [applause] >> ronnie's words targeted the political center rather than the parti's conservative core -- romney's words targeted the political center rather than the party's conservative court. >> does the america we want barrault a trillion dollars from china? >> no! >> does it fail to find the jobs that are needed for 23 million people and for half the kids graduating from college? >> no! >> romney supporters are% convinced that he can do better than the incumbent. one of them is oscar-winning actor john boyd. >> not only is he an expert in+ this area and in the area of leadership, b
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Sep 12, 2012 7:00pm PDT
. >> the united states condemns in the strongest determines this attack. we will work with the libyan government to bring to justice the killers who attacked our people. >> obama said the attack will not break the bonds between the countries. the president of libya's national assembly apologized at a news conference in tripoli. mohammad garias acknowledged that film insulted the prophet muhammad. still, he said retaliatory attack cannot be tolerated. the film at the heart of the protests has angered people across the middle east. it depicts the prophet muhammad and includes scenes of sexuality. hundreds of egyptians protested for a second day in front of the u.s. embassy in cairo. authorities have sent in more security forces to watch them. >> translator: i'm deeply hurt, seeing the prophet insulted. the u.s. should give consideration to the sentiment of muslims. >> the protests spread to tunisia, jordan, and morocco. part of the film is now online. many muslims consider any depiction of the prophet muhammad offensive. >>> the wait is over for those queueing up to see the latest lineup of produc
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Sep 17, 2012 6:30pm PDT
our around the muslim world over the anti-islam video produced in the united states. at least two men were killed in violent protest in pakistan. >> police were attack -- were attacked and patrol cars were set ablaze in the capital and left can stand. a leader of hezbollah says the u.s. faces serious repercussions it allows the full video to be released. >> it was a rare appearance before the leader of hezbollah who has been in hiding since the 2006 war with israel. but he spoke to protesters rallying in beirut. he claimed recent demonstrations were the beginning of an uprising throughout the muslim world. he called for his followers to prevent the publication of " innocent of muslims" and said those responsible should be punished. >> of the united states is just using freedom of expression as an excuse. they need to understand publishing this film will have consequences. >> the controversy surrounding the low-budget film may have come just in time. his support for the long time has blocked ally assad angered many in the arab world. now he can claim to be a defender of the muslim fait
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Sep 18, 2012 6:30pm PDT
to the united states. the court said he tried to conceal the murder of a british businessman committed by the wife of one of the nation's most senior politician. the verdict is due in about 10 days. >> in the capital of afghanistan, a feeble suicide bomber has killed at least 12 people, most of them foreigners. the clip claiming responsibility said it was a reaction -- the group claiming responsibility said it was reaction to a film that was blasphemous to islam. >> this is the single deadliest incident connected to that film so far. >> little remains of the car the attacker used tear ran into a small bus on its way to the airport. most of the passengers were pilots for an international air cargo company. >> the foreigners killed in this attack or of russian and south african nationality. >> shortly after the explosion, a radical islamic group claimed responsibility for the attack, saying the bomber was a 20-year- old afghan woman. a spokesperson said the attack was retaliation for the anti- islam video, "innocence of muslims" which portrays the profit, as a womanizer and a child abuse
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Sep 21, 2012 7:00pm PDT
ignoble prize at a ceremony at harvard university in the united states. kazutaka kurihara says he is honored and hopes the speechjammer will contribute to peace and quiet. this is the sixth year in a row that japanese scientists have won an ignoble prize and an award give on the unique and humorous scientific inventions. >>> we'll be back with more updates in 30 minutes. i'm gene otani in tokyo. for all of us here at nhk world, thanks very much for joining us. have a great day wherever you are.
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Sep 24, 2012 6:30pm PDT
states -- we know that the drones have been used and supplied by the united states. who would be manufacturing them for germany? >> there could be some from israel. they could be imported from the u.s., but there are some that say that would make germany too dependent on the u.s. germany has signed a declaration of intent to manufacture its own drones, but it does not look like they will get into the sky until 2020 at the earliest. it appears that germany is willing to invest as much as half a billion euros in this project. >> peter craven, thank you. >> support in to pass sentence to 14 islamist militants -- courts in egypt have sentence 14 islamist militants to death. this -- they have been grouped since hosni mubarak -- they have been gripped by tension since hosni mubarak was toppled from power over a year ago. >> the extreme is and in that area is growing. -- the extremism in the area is growing. >> they hold their water for hours. it si contaminated -- it is contaminated. the government in cairo has done nothing to improve the water supply. the bedouins say they feel lik
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Sep 27, 2012 7:00pm PDT
working behind the scenes. >> i know the government of the united states is quietly talking japan and china. we have failed our growing relationship with china. >> amitage view reflects growing concern among american officials. the u.s. government remain a neutral stance. because japan controls the territory japan u.s. security treaty extends to the islands. chinese vessels have been navigating the waters around the island. japan coast guard crews have been keeping an eye on them. obviousers fear an absence of dialogue and the crisis mechanism could lead to unintended consequences which could mean the united states would not be able to stay neutral. >> japan and china are said to mark 40 years. organizers have cancelled a number of events. government officials celebrated the friendship year for japan china people to people exchanges. as of thursday 29 events in both countries have been cancelled or postponed. japan airlines reports that about 12,000 seats for its group tour bookings have been cancelled. some car dealerships in china have scrapped their plans to display japanese ve
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Sep 7, 2012 6:30pm PDT
to some sobering news in the united states and a convention of party hang over in the form of disappointing jobs numbers. president barack obama promised to lead the nation "to a better place" and warned the road ahead would be difficult. it was revealed the u.s. economy added only 96,000 jobs, well below the 125,000 economists had been expecting. the unemployment rate dropped but the weak data played in to the hands of the opposition. >> republican presidential hopeful met romney said the jobs report proves obama's policies have not worked and no president since the great depression has been reelected with unemployment over 7.2%. >> more on the u.s. presidential election in a moment, but first on to the markets and weaker than expected unemployment data which was in focus. many are betting it will prompt further stimulus by the u.s. federal reserve. as a result, european stocks climbing higher ending their biggest weekly rally in three months. conrad sent us this summary from the frankfurt stock exchange. >> bad news from the american labor market's leading to buying stock
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Sep 27, 2012 6:30pm PDT
bid for recognition of a palestinian state at the united nations. once it was obvious the attempt was doomed to failure, a sense of resignation took hold of the local people. we take a closer look now at life in the palestinian territories. >> bustling as always, but people here are losing hope. a minor economic upturn came and went, and the palestinian authorities -- authority's coffers are empty. >> there will be more protests soon. the situation has become intolerable. the palestinian government should do something for us. palestinians are weary and have no real opportunities. and the territories depend on international aid. their own economy is stifled by israeli sanctions, and there is little chance of growth. the lack of political progress frustrates palestinians. hopes were dashed last september when the united nations refused to give them full statehood. >> we are trying to bring hope that, trying to tell our people that the dream to have a palestinian state is still possible, and that is why we are going to the united nations. hopefully, once our people see that there is
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Sep 9, 2012 6:30pm PDT
-thirds of the g.d.p. of the united states of america. over $9 trillion. they write half of the mortgages in this country, and two-thirds of the credit cards, okay? three out of the four large financial institutions that we bailed out because they were too big to fail are today bigger than they were before we bailed them out. now, if this were teddy roosevelt were president of the united states, what do you think he would say? he'd say, "break these babies up." let's create a system where the financial institutions actually invest and lend money into the productive economy, where businesses are trying to produce products or create services, not the kind of casino, this horrendous, ugly casino that we have on wall street. >> but senator durbin, the number two democrat in the senate said to me and to others that the banks, wall street, those six firms now own the senate. >> that's right. that's all absolutely right. >> how are you going to, how are you going to get a reform there, when they -- >> well, that takes us back to another issue that dick and i and others are working on. and that i
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Sep 3, 2012 6:30pm PDT
starts. >> illegal immigration from mexico is a hot-button issue in the united states and it looks to set a key role in the upcoming presidential election in november. both are eager to win the hispanic vote. >> now is the time to spell out what they want in return for their support. a group of hispanic activists entering the u.s. in what they are calling the ride for justice care of them. it will arrive at the democratic national convention in north carolina where it begins on tuesday. >> latino drivers are accustomed to paying close attention to the speed limit. illegal immigrants fear getting pulled over by the police could lead to deportation. she came to the u.s. from mexico 16 years ago. she does not have papers and lives in constant anxiety. the bus tour is aimed at helping improve conditions for latinos. >> my biggest concern was leaving my son for six weeks. other than about, i really like the idea of getting on the bus and trying to help. >> the activists are traveling across the country to reach their final destination, the democratic national convention, kicking off in charlot
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Sep 3, 2012 7:00pm PDT
was lighter than usual due to a holiday in the united states. more we go to the tokyo stock exchange. good morning. >> good morning, yuko. >>> with the holiday in the u.s. making more light trade and the lack of direction, taking china's big manufacturing data, you could see more stimulus measures in the world's second largest economy. let's see how things are moving in tokyo this tuesday morning. as can you see, both the nikkei and topix are down. the nikkei ended near one-month low yesterday, a strong yen wait on exports especially if electronics makers. in the european markets, mining companies led gains on hopes that stimulus measures could be taken in china which is the world's largest consumer of metals. we will see if it spills over into metal and mining companies later kd today. they could just miss 7.5% growth this year which would be the first miss since outgoing premier took office in 2003. yuko? >> investors are keenly watching out for european banking on wednesday. how are measures in the eurozone? >> not surprisingly, we did see weak date why out yesterday in the region. augu
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Sep 11, 2012 6:30pm PDT
countries have the highest unemployment? >> it the united states? >> i heard it was spain. >> china? >> of the eurozone has the highest unemployment rate with 11.2%, higher than the u.s. and china. but europeans without work don't have to sleep on the streets. eurozone countries provide relatively generous assistance for the unemployed. but europeans fear they won't be able to afford this for much longer. eurozone countries have to compete not only with industrial giants like u.s. and japan, but also country still industrializing like china, india, and brazil. but which country has the biggest economy? >> the world's biggest economy? >> it germany? >> it probably china. >> the biggest economy in the world is still the usa. they make up 90% of the world economy. china is no. 2 with 14.3% of the world's total. the eurozone is close on china's heels. then comes india, japan, and brazil. if we look at per-capita income, the old order is still on top. the usa, japan and eurozone are far ahead of brazil, china, and india. america and europe's wealth is largely driven by creativity. this i
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Sep 24, 2012 7:00pm PDT
. there were preemptive strikes on neighboring countries. the united states and other nations are staging what they call the largest ever joint mission in the persian gulf. >> translator: our negotiating stance has opinion that if western countries provide us with 20% enriched yuranium we have no intention of producing it. i hope they will remain at the negotiating table. >> reporter: he wants to open international talks on the issue. he has just tried to buy time but the sanction hitting the country hard. ahmadinejad is scheduled to speak to the u.n. wednesday. it will be his last to general assembly before his term ends next year. it's going to be his last major task to repair international relations and iran's struggling economy. few expect that to happen. nhk world, new york. >> the drill u.s. forces are leading in the persian gulf. 34 nations are taking part. we went aboard a ship and japanese mine sweeper to bring us this first hand look. >> reporter: this u.s. navy support ship was built 41 years ago and was due to be decommissioned earlier this year. the vessel was used to land troops
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Sep 25, 2012 6:30pm PDT
a minute. >> stay tuned. >> welcome back. in his address to the united nations general assembly, united states president barack obama said the recent unrest in the arab world would not prevent a march toward progress. many countries which sought dictatorships toppled has -- have struggled to establish civil institutions and democratic societies. >> recent protests against a u.s.-made and that-islamic film highlighted the debate these societies face over freedom of speech and religious tolerance. we met up with one artist in tunisia who is grateful for the freedoms that he now enjoys. >> he has been a cartoonist for 40 years. during that time, pen and paper have been his weapons in the fight against injustice and the struggle for change. he says the revolution in tunisia has given him new freedoms both personally and professionally. >> we only have freedom of expression in a few areas like sports, culture, or social issues. politics was taboo, regardless of whether the criticism was directed at public authorities or the government itself. we complied with those policies all those years u
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Sep 28, 2012 7:00pm PDT
its birthrate has fallen to 1.2 children per female compared to 2.06 in the united states. nhk world yuko funizaki has this report on how females in the city center are coping with their competing ambitions. >> reporter: this youtube video was uploaded in singapore last month. it raised eyebrows by suggesting how couples should spend the evening on independence day. >> i'm talking about the stuff after that stuff. i'm talking about making a baby, baby. >> reporter: singapore is pulling out all the stops to encourage women to have more children. the government has extended paid maternity leave to four months. and new parents are rewarded with a lump sum of up to $5,000 per infant. the government is even getting into matchmaking. the state-sponsored website links single singaporeans with like-minded people and social events. despite all these efforts, the birth rate continues to fall. one reason is a broad role women play in society. singapore has higher workplace equality than almost anywhere else in asia. here in the heart of business district, and if you look around you can find rou
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Sep 4, 2012 7:00pm PDT
exchange. >>> the drought in the united states may trigger another food crisis across the globe. to avoid this, three agencies at the united nations are urging governments around the world to take joint action. the food and agriculture organization, the world food program, and the international fund for agricultural development released a statement saying that corn prices have surged due to the record drought in the u.s. the agencies warn that soaring prices of corn, wheat and soybeans could cause a recurrence of the global food crisis seen in 2007 and 2008. they call for short-term efforts to curb the sharp rise in food prices that might seriously affect more people. it also notes there needs to be review of the current framework for producing and distributing food as the world population is growing. the agencies urge countries to avoid panic buying and refrain from imposing export restrictions. they also appeal for international support to help poor nations boost their food output. that is all for me for this hour. i'll leave you with a recap of the market figures. >>> the japanese peop
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Sep 26, 2012 7:00pm PDT
of their possession of nuclear weapons and weapons of mass destruction to threaten states. >> translator: israel's continuing threat to resort to military action against our nation is a clear example of this bitter reality. >> he also called for reform of the united nations and the creation of a new world order. iran chairs the conference of nonaligned countries made up of 120 countries and territories. he said unfairness and discrimination against developing countries by a few industrialized nations is creating an economic divide and fueling conflicts. >>> two car bombs exploded near the syrian army headquarters in the capital of damascus. the blast killed at least four people. the explosion struck early wednesday morning, they were followed by several hours of gun battles between rebel fighters and government forces in the downtown area. an anti-government activist told nhk the explosions hit the third and fourth floors of the building. four people died. syrian information minister said on a state television that the explosions caused only minor damage. he said there were no casualties and tha
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